In an ‘everything change’ world, we need more changemakers

Sounds obvious, doesn’t it? To really create the transformative change needed to reach net zero, to transition to a circular economy and a regenerative world, we need to think differently. To quote Margaret Attwood, to survive and thrive ‘climate change’, we need an ‘everything change’ mindset. We need more changemakers, more radical thinkers, less tinkering around the edges, and more design for impact and inclusion at scale.

When the business mantra has turned to one of ‘build back better’, ‘leave no one behind’ and green transformation, where do we start?


‘Nature has a unique ability to not only bring consolation in times of stress, but also increase our creativity, empathy and a sense of wonder. Even small contacts with nature can reduce feelings of social isolation and be effective in protecting our mental health, and preventing distress. During long months of the pandemic, millions of us turned to nature. Research from the Mental Health Foundation on the mental health impacts of the pandemic showed going for walks outside was one of our top coping strategies and 45% of us reported being in green spaces had been vital for our mental…

This week, I’m in Brasilia to celebrate the close of the Creating Shared Value Prize 2018, convening six CSV Prize finalists (from 1072 entries accross 106 countries), Nestle senior employees, industry experts, Ashoka Fellows, in 4 days of impact-driven bootcamp, a live pitch event, the CSV Forum and the CSV Prize awards ceremony. I’ll be leading a team right in(to) the action, and at the intersection between big business, cutting edge innovation and global social impact.

Tune In LIVE

Follow the action live on Twitter via #CSVPrize, @Ashoka and @flickmclean >

Tune in on Friday 16th March as I stream the winners’ announcement live from Brasilia on the Ashoka Facebook Page >

Meet our six finalists, click here >

The Journey to Brasilia: CSV Prize 2018:

Applications for the Creating Shared Value Prize were open to social enterprises, commercial enterprises and nonprofit entities creating shared value in any country around…

Nestlé and Ashoka have launched the Creating Shared Value Prize for 2018, with a prize package worth CHF 500,000, a pitch opportunity at the World Water Forum in Brazil in 2018, and a prestigious Ashoka Fellowship

The Creating Shared Value Prize, launched in 2010, is a global search for leading innovations focused on creating shared value, high impact, and lasting change in communities. The Prize, relaunched in 2018 in partnership with Ashoka, aims to to source, support and scale up leading innovation in the fields of water, nutrition and rural development.

“This union will foster powerful co-creation with social entrepreneurs…

For a big company, innovating is anticipating. It involves being able to spot weak signals, new ideas and models that will disrupt tomorrow’s markets. In only 10 years, changes in digital technology have deeply disrupted the rules of economic competition. In a faster and more interconnected world, companies that have been able to anticipate the changing rules of the game are now the ones that lead that game.

After the rise of the technological revolution, social entrepreneurs are now heralding a new revolution. To address societal issues at their roots, they use the codes and tools from the economic world…

Spotlight on: Making More Health: Co-Creating a Healthier World.

What if the business sector and social entrepreneurs came together to co-create the next generation of sustainable health solutions that improve access to health?

Social Entrepreneurs are already transforming access to health through creative problem-solving, passion, and a deep understanding of their beneficiaries. Back in September 2015, we designed an engagement with Boehringer Ingelheim that would not only facilitate and nurture meaningful collaboration between BI employees and the wider innovation ecosystem, but provide an environment for sustainable co-creation — Making More Health: Co-Creating a Healthier World.

For Boehringer Ingelheim, co-creation is…

Felicity McLean

All things sustainability, comms and social impact at SalterbaxterMSL. Fan of collective action, human centred design and wellbeing.

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